Hike Date: May 22, 2015
Distance: ~ 5.5 miles
Trail(s): Five Lakes Trail
Where’s it at? West of Hwy 89 near Alpine Meadows


This was a great hike we took while in South Lake Tahoe for Memorial Day Weekend through Granite Chief Wilderness along the Five Lakes Trail near Alpine Meadows. The trail starts out mostly granite and with an easy incline and leaves you in a forest of redwoods and pine trees as you make your way to the five lakes that are all in close proximity to each other. As a bonus we found a ton of Morel mushrooms on the way down and were able to make a nice topping for out steak dinner that evening.

Photos from Hike on Five Lakes Trail Granite Chief Wilderness (click to enlarge)

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Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness
Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness
Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness
Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness
Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness
Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness Hiking and Morel Foraging at Granite Chief Wilderness

Directions to Five Lakes Trailhead


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